Monthly Archives: December 2011

Day 20 – 80 days ’til spring

It’s time to start the year-in-review stories. Last year it was established that I like to gamble.  My games of choice are the lottery, horse racing and the stock market.  Because the stock market is considered “investing”, I’ll save that … Continue reading

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Day 19 – 81 days ’til spring

2012 is a leap year.  We get the quad-annual appearance of February 29th.  But if adding a day is known as a leap, what do you call it when a day is eliminated? There Will Be No Friday This Week … Continue reading

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Day 18 – 82 days ’til spring

I finished reading my 17th and, most likely, my final book of the year (Siddhartha by Herman Hesse).  As I look back over my reading list for 2011, the books I read were obtained from the library, as gifts, loaned … Continue reading

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Day 17 – 83 days ’til spring

Has anyone else been noticing the falling prices on flat-screen TVs?  Maybe you haven’t noticed because you already have all the flat-screens you need.  I, on the other hand, am one of the remaining holdouts with only analog TVs in … Continue reading

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Day 16 – 84 days ’til spring

“Some days I’m more gone in here. Some days I like to just sit and drink beer”. – Jerry Jeff Walker   (Monday = no-spend day #8)

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Day 15 – 85 days ’til spring

Sunday was no-spend day #7 for me.  I hope it was a no-spend day for most of you.  After a month or so of preparation for Christmas, all the shopping should’ve been over.  It was time to sit back and … Continue reading

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Day 14 – 86 days ’til spring

For the first time in many years, I’ve skipped my Christmas day tradition.  It had been my habit to drive over to Washington Crossing Park in New Jersey and go for a run on the canal path where General George … Continue reading

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